Romulus is the working title for Fede Alvarez’s new Alien movie!

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Alien: Romulus is the working title for Fede Alvarez's new Alien movie!

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The official working title for Fede Alvarez’s upcoming Alien movie has been revealed! According to a new production listing by the Film & TV Industry Alliance, as well as the folks over at Perfect Organism podcast, the working title for 20th Century Studios’ new Alien film will be Alien: Romulus!

Not only that, additional filming is expected to begin February of next year at Origo Studios in Budapest! 

Alien: Romulus will be completely detached from the established Alien timeline, breaking away from the Ripley character story arc and completely unrelated to Ridley Scott’s Alien prequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.

Actress Cailee Spaeny has been cast as the film’s lead role. Additional casting and plot info have yet to be revealed. As new details arrive we’ll be sure to keep you posted!

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Written by ChrisPublished on 2022-12-21 08:41:53

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The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development – a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction – moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.

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Raiken Sigma

OvomorphMember9 XPDec-21-2022 12:27 PM

Gotta say this working title is kinda funny, reminds me of the working title for The Force Awakens – “Blue Harvest”. I’ve not seen this Fede Alvarez films, but i’m hearing he’s quite talented in the horror/suspense area. Gotta say i’m really not liking the main casting choice of Callie Spaney, yet another White Brunette as lead of a ALIEN film, boring. 

    Can’t we have a guy for once? Or if it has to be a Woman still, they could atleast make it interesting and casting someone ethnic. We don’t get many Asian women cast in especially sci fi movies. If it were me i’d have cast the Indian woman from the ANDOR series, i liked her. 

   In all honesty i’m none too interested in this new ALIEN Film Reboot, imo rebooting ALIEN is sacrilidge, especially when we still havnt had the main canon universe completed yet, through a proper connection of Ridley’s prequels to his O.G. Alien Film of 79. 

    Another thing i keep thinking is, what other totally original design can you do for a whole NEW “Xeno/Alien”?? The Deacon and Neomorph from Prometheus and Covenant were outstanding designs, felt very kind of primitive. 

  I don’t know what to think of this, what if it ends up like Terminator Dark Fate!? Or the Recent Resident Evil tv series on Netflix; where it’s like mostly unrecognizable to ALIEN. 


PraetorianMember3907 XPDec-21-2022 12:59 PM

hey never got a white Blonde or a white Redhead protagonist yet.


EngineerAdmin21718 XPDec-21-2022 7:28 PM

@Raiken Sigma, Welcome to the forums!

To build off your comment I agree I’m a bit hesitant to be optimistic regarding the Cailee Spaeny casting since her performance in Pacific Rim: Uprising didn’t do anything for me – however I was skeptical of Katherine Waterston’s casting in Alien: Covenant and she ended up delivering a solid performance. 

As for the female lead topic in general, it’s an iconic Alien trend and I think the connection between the female lead and the Alien essence go hand-in-hand more intimately than a male character would, imo. The undertones of creationism and evolution are mirrored by a woman’s unique and exclusive ability to create and support life. The maternal instincts to protect her crew / loved ones are more prevalent in female characteristics as well rather than male ones – which tend to take a more sigma approach in many leadership roles. Furthermore the Alien can’t be beat by brute force, its always needed to be outsmarted and in many cases females have a cunning edge in survival situations whereas men (I being one) tend to rely on force to overcome an adversary – perhaps I’m generalizing and biased in my assumptions but that’s a few reasons why I think the female lead works so well with Alien specifically.

The downside with continuing the female lead trend in Alien is each one will always be compared to Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley and so far, none of them have measured up to the badassery Sigourney brought to the character and the role. So, I guess it’s a double edged sword, on one hand the female lead is an iconic trend of the franchise and lends more suspense to the plot but the legacy of Ripley we expect them to live up to is a high bar to reach.

Either way, I’m intrigued and happy to see another Alien movie in production.


FacehuggerMember341 XPDec-24-2022 12:27 PM

The beginning of principal photography of Alien: Romulus for February 6, 2023. This means that in the next couple of months we’re bound to see some news pop up that can provide further information about this apparent change in gears.

The main location – or at least the first one – for the series is going to be in Budapest, Hungary. So naturally, all geek eyes will be turned to the European city in the first week of February.


FacehuggerMember341 XPDec-25-2022 4:27 AM

David and Walter were raised by Peter Weyland. David killed Walter and founded the city of Origae-6.


FacehuggerMember390 XPDec-26-2022 2:05 AM

so excited, i am looking forward a 2024 to be a Alien year 


NeomorphMember1649 XPDec-28-2022 7:12 AM

I don’t know why, but I like the title (if that’s the title). Hopefully it’ll be as little tied to the old things as possible, so it’ll be able to do its own thing. They have an opportunity to add some new stuff here.


FacehuggerMember341 XPDec-28-2022 11:53 AM

The engineers are the monsters of the future and the future of the franchise, what is incredibly ironic, because they probably are the most ancient beings in the Alien Universe. The Neomorph and the Deacon are great monsters (i would love to see again the Trilobite, not the fossil as it´s shown on the picture below). They all deserve at least a second appearance on the big screen . As for David, i would love to see his end, even if they do it in a flashback of a few minutes, or showing him eviscerated by his own creations, i only want to see an end. David being terminated by a Xenomorph is the ideal end, at least, for me. I don´t need to watch a reconnection to the Alien 1979 movie. 


FacehuggerMember341 XPDec-28-2022 11:57 AM

 A trilobite fossil. Astonishing.


EngineerAdmin21718 XPDec-29-2022 6:10 AM

@setaverde, Agreed the Deacon and Neomorphs were great additions to the lore. I really hope to see them again someday in a future film although I think the Trilobite was a very unique, accidental creation I doubt we would get to see a similar series of events play out in that specific way to lead to one again.

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